2023 Annual Meeting of the LAGB

Cambridge, United Kingdom, 29th August - 1st September 2023

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Henry Sweet Lecture 2023

Shelome Gooden (University of Pittsburgh)

Linguistics Association Lecture 2023

Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete)

Summer School


Call for papers

The LAGB Annual Conference welcomes abstract submissions from all subfields of linguistics to capture the diversity of linguistics research in the UK and beyond. LAGB 2023 will not only feature our usual general sessions that will run throughout the conference, but will also include four themed sessions (see below). Abstracts can be submitted to be included in the general sessions, or as part of a themed session (see details below).  Both members and non-members are invited to offer papers for the meeting. All abstracts will be blind-peer-reviewed by an international committee of reviewers. The length for all papers delivered at the LAGB 2023 meeting is 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes discussion). The deadline for submissions is 5PM GMT on 14 April 2023. Submissions should be made through the LAGB's easychair portal, here.

Formatting guidelines

To ensure that we are able to consider your abstract, please ensure that it adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Maximum of two single spaced A4 pages with margins of at least 2.5cm on all sides, with type no smaller than 12 point font in Times New Roman.
  • Submitted anonymously, with no indication of the author’s identity.
  • Immediately below the title of your abstract, please indicate whether you wish for your abstract to be considered for the general session or one of the themed sessions (and, if a themed session, which one).
  • In PDF format, with any phonetic characters either embedded in the PDF file, or in the Doulos SIL font, which can be downloaded for free from this site.

Special sessions

LAGB 2023 will feature four themed sessions, details of which are provided below. When you submit your abstract, please indicate underneath your title whether you are submitting it for consideration for the general session, or for one of these themed sessions. 


A limited number of bursaries are available for unwaged members (e.g. PhD students) to be able to attend LAGB 2023 and present a paper. The deadline for submission of applications will be announced shortly. Further details can be found here.

Sponsored by Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press will be offering a special discount on their books for attendees of the LAGB 2023 annual meeting. 

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